Anne H. Beebe-Center

Anne H. Beebe-Center

Anne H. Beebe-Center

Democratic candidate for Maine House District 93 from Rockland

Running against Donald Paul Robishaw Jr.. View your ballot →

Is Maine too generous in providing social services to its residents? Which government benefits should be increased or decreased?

There are few benefits left to be distributed. The difficulty is there is no transition from receiving and relying on benefits and becoming self-sustainable.

Do you support expanding or raising the sales tax to lower the state income tax? Why or why not?

I support allowing Service Centers to have a dedicated portion of the sales tax. And the restoration and continuation of revenue sharing to the towns.

Do you support marijuana legalization in Maine, as outlined in Question 1?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

I don't think we have the safety and educational resources in place to legalize it at this time.

Do you support raising taxes on Mainers with incomes above $200,000 to increase state aid to education, as outlined in Question 2?

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

Maine has a responsibility to pay 55% of the education costs. Supporting educational opportunities is critical to sustain Maine.

Do you support universal background checks for firearm sales, as outlined in Question 3?

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

It is a common sense proposal to require background checks on people who want a lethal weapon.

Should Maine raise its minimum wage, as outlined in Question 4?

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required.)

This is a matter of allowing people who are working in the hospitality and tourism industries to make a livable wage- just as their employers are.

Do you support the initiative to use ranked-choice voting to elect state and federal officials in Maine, as outlined in Question 5?

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

Should Maine prioritize law enforcement efforts to intercept drug traffickers over expanding access to substance abuse treatment, such those that incorporates medications like methadone and Suboxone?

No

Should Maines constitutional officers -- the secretary of state, the attorney general, auditor and the treasurer -- continue to be elected by the Legislature or by statewide popular vote?

I have not decided

Is the size of Maines Legislature appropriate? Should the pay for legislative service be increased?

I have not decided

Would you support sanctioning another elected official if he or she made public comments or statements that were considered racist, offensive or prejudicial?

Yes.

Would you support a so-called right to work law in Maine?

No

Would you support legislation or a ballot question to allow more casinos in Maine?

only if Native Americans owned it.

What is the biggest barrier to economic development in Maine and what can the Legislature do to address it?

The combined growth of poverty, hunger, unwillingness to discuss and compromise on the best strategies to support businesses. Determine how to remove the stigma attached to Vocational Education , provide High fiber Cable/Broadband, stop justifying poor decisions by judging and demonizing the majority of Maine people.

Census data show Maines population is aging and decreasing, with some economists suggesting that immigration is the best way to reverse those trends. What should the state do to address this demographic trend?

Recognize that all people deserve dignity and respect, create that environment and we will have the population that will make this state thrive

What is the most pressing issue in Maine these questions have not addressed?

The role of the Executive branch in the continuing decline of the well being of Maine's people.